2019 Broombuster Events in the Cowichan Valley:
Maple Bay, Chemainus, Southend, Lake Cowichan and More


General Information. Director Broomusters: Joanne Sales /  Email: info@broombusters.org
Maple Bay and Stoney Hill: Wendy Macpherson /  Email: macpherson15@yahoo.ca
Chemainus & Fuller Lake Arena: Jenny Godfrey: /  Email: jennygodfrey49@hotmail.com

South End and Lake Cowichan area: Jan Dwyer   Email: jandwyer@shaw.ca


Community Cuts for 2019
You are welcome to all cuts!  Wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water.  We have tools, but bring some if you have them.

More cuts are taking place – especially in Stoney Hill,  Chemainus and South End.  Please contact any of the above if you would like to help.

If you are inspired to get a broom cut happening where you live, please contact us.  We can help.  See you soon!


ONE MORE CUT for 2019

June 10 – 9 – 12:00. Shawnigan Lake we will focus on the Kinsol Trestle
Contact person:  Glenn White.  250-709-5424
Although we are getting the end of the bloom season we are going to host a broom busting event in Shawnigan Lake we will focus on the Kinsol Trestle as our first point of attack. This will provides us with some positive exposure on the Broom Buster Program and our community effort, as many visitors travel to the trestle each summer.

The event will be on June 10th at 900AM till Noon.  We will meet in the parking lot of the Kinsol Trestle and walk to the trestle and begin our broom cutting on both sides around the trestle.

You will need to wear good foot wear, gloves and suitable clothing preferably long sleeve tops as it can be a tad nasty. You will also need to bring pruning shears and loppers if  you have them. Also bring  drinking water and / or  snacks. We will have a limited number of loppers to share.

Wendy Macpherson from Broom Busters will be leading our group and will provide us with the best techniques to ensure the death of the broom as well as appropriate site remediation after the cutting. We will not eradicate all of the broom in this one session but it will be a great start for our community and we can do more next year.

There is no need to register just show up at the parking lot on June 10th and we will get organized and begin the process of broom eradication broom buster style.



April 13, Saturday. 9:30 – 12:00.  Stoney Hill, just past Stoney Hill Park parking lot.

April 16, Tuesday 9:30 – 12:00.   Stoney Hill, same location.

April 24, Wednesday 9:30 – 12:00.  Donnay Drive near Tzouhalem Road

April 28. Sunday. 10:00-2:00. Southview Trail on Maple Mountain. Gary Oak Ecosystems. Sponsored by Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society.

May 1, Wednesday 9:30 – 12:00 Donnay Drive near Tzouhalem Road

Ongoing – top of Cliffs Road where it meets Banks Road and between Old Lake Cowichan Road and Gibbins Road (above roundabout near the hospital)